Written answers

Monday, 4 July 2022

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dentists providing NHS services there were in England in each of the last 12 years.

    • Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many doses of Imvanex were administered in the last month.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the covid-19 spring booster vaccine is available for vulnerable people.

      Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individuals who have been identified as being at a higher risk of exposure to monkeypox have been offered vaccines as of 28 June...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2022 to Question 22335 on Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, in what format information is available on the...

      Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many individuals will be eligible for the Imvanex smallpox vaccine to protect against monkeypox infection.

      Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to give people who are at risk of contracting monkeypox access to the Modified Vaccinia Ankara –...

      Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency intends to publish guidance on a hybrid regulatory pathway for...

      Health Professions: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendation in the British Medical Association’s report entitled, Delivering Racial Equality in Medicine,...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the total number of operations paid for by the National Health Service that were performed in private...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the report on the Policy Assessment on the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations.

      Royal Stoke University Hospital: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle ambulance handover delays at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information NHS hospital emergency departments in England provide to his Department on people who have waited for more than 12 hours...

      Breast Cancer: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase uptake of breast cancer screening in (a) Luton South constituency, (b) Luton Borough...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing regular checks to screen everyone over 40 years old for certain health...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that people who present with breast cancer symptoms are seen by a specialist within two...

      Coronavirus and Influenza: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to facilitate wider uptake of rapid point-of-care diagnostics in primary care settings in respect of...

      Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Building the right support national plan.

      Evusheld: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the additional testing of Evusheld has now been completed.

      Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to contact individuals who are eligible for the Imvanex smallpox vaccine.

      Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his department plans on procuring additional doses of Imvanex.

      Evusheld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the results of testing by the UKHSA on Evusheld’s effectiveness against the Omicron variant will be published.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2022 to Question 16826, whether the reference numbers given to individual applications under the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2022 to Question 14409 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, whether the Medicines and Healthcare products...

      Health: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle health disparities in (a) the North West and (b) Merseyside in the Health Disparities White Paper.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made about the potential negative health effects of smoking disposable e-cigarettes.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that vulnerable and elderly people are protected while covid-19 continues to circulate.

      Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Doctors and Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made for the number of (a) doctors and (b) nurses working in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

      NHS: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS is taking to process the backlog of retirement applications of NHS workers, so that former NHS staff can access their...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2022 to Question 18920 on Department of Health and Social Care: Protective Clothing, how many staff...

      NHS: Car Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of higher fuel costs on NHS staff using their own vehicles to travel to patients; and...

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to areas of healthcare provision which have significant waiting lists for treatment, whether he is taking steps to (a)...

      Pharmacy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of empowering pharmacists to conduct wider health interventions.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that patients who prefer to see the same GP for each visit are able to do so for (a) in person and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many officials in his Department are employed to oversee the storage of personal protective equipment overseas.

      Monkeypox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England will publish its guidance on monkeypox vaccinations.

  • Prime Minister

    • Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2022 to Question 23263 on Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests, how many times he sought advice from the Independent Adviser on...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the impact of her Department's policies to help people under 25 get into work on levels of youth...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were awaiting an assessment for Personal Independence Payment in each of the last 12 months for which data are available.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's planned timetable is for all Personal Independence Payment applicants to have the choice of a recorded assessment.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's timetable is for running another pilot of non-financial penalties in place of benefit sanctions.

      Social Security Benefits: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of (a) Universal Credit and (b) Personal Independence Payment reside in Romford constituency as of 27 June 2022.

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2022 to Question 11814, on Universal Credit: Veterans, if she will publish data on veterans in receipt of...

      Personal Independence Payment: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) shortest, (b) median and (c) longest waiting times are among Personal Independence Payment applicants who are awaiting an...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who has responsibility for holding data relating to mandatory reconsideration of benefit decisions.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the proportion of decisions on Personal Independence Payment awards that were reversed as a result of...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department is taking steps to (a) collect and (b) evaluate evidence in order to understand the reasons for successful Mandatory...

      Social Security Benefits: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of carers received both (a) the carer element of Universal Credit and (b) Carer's Allowance in (i) England, (ii)...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of carers received Carer's Allowance but do not live with the person they care for in (i) England, (ii) Wales,...

      State Retirement Pensions: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a specific process for working between the US and UK in order to have US accrued benefits recognised by the State Pension Scheme.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee of the Change Director General and Senior Responsible Owner for...

  • Home Office

    • UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the decision making (a) methodology and (b) criteria are for cases referred to the UK Visas and Immigration Chief Casework Unit.

    • Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children asylum seekers have been placed in contingency accommodation in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months.

      Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to include (a) guidance on and (b) specific reference to the storing and charging of e-bikes and e-scooters in the...

      Sri Lanka: Keenie Meenie Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Office, what progress has been made on the investigation of Keenie Meenie Services in relation to alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the impact of the two per cent pay offer made by fire and rescue services National Employers to the...

      North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with representatives of the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in each of the last 12 months.

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of requiring all recruiting agencies in the care sector to register with the...

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) civil injunctions, (b) criminal behaviour orders, (c) dispersal orders, (d) community protection notices and (e) orders for...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces in the UK are currently under special measures.

      Public Sector: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will publish an (a) economic and (b) equality impact assessment of section 156 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act.

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost to the public purse of the procurement process for the contract to manage Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre...

      Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the trends in the level of disability hate crime in Wales in the last three years.

      Asylum: Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average waiting time for asylum applicants to receive an interview in each of the last 12 months.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many super priority visa service applications have exceeded her Department's target timeframe for a response.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost to the public purse is of employing one person to process asylum claims; and what the total cost to the public purse is...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2022 to Question 2591 on Asylum: Temporary Accommodation and with reference to the correspondence of 13...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration entitled An inspection of contingency asylum...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the average length of stay of asylum seekers in contingency accommodation in Northern Ireland; and...

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children asylum seekers placed in dispersal accommodation in Northern Ireland have (a) retained and (b) secured a new school...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when UK Visas and Immigration plans to reply to correspondence from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 3 and 30 May on behalf of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the email correspondence of 20 June 2022 from the hon. Member for Sheffield Heeley, reference LH20974.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in Northern Ireland have been registered with a GP in the last year by age group.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that asylum seekers in Northern Ireland who are (a) children, (b) seriously ill and (c) disabled are...

      Asylum: Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of the asylum seekers housed at Campsfield House had their claims approved in each of the last five years...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed in the UK Visas and Immigration MP's correspondence team.

      Passports: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications are (a) outstanding and (b) remain unprocessed for more than ten weeks as of 28 June 2022.

      Visas: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will open a help-line for individuals to use to check on the progress of their applications for visas for people coming to the UK...

      TLScontact: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2022 to Question 14463 on Visas: Ukraine, if she will make an assessment of whether TLS has met the terms...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion asylum seekers have been been allocated an initial screening appointment as of 24 June 2022.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much his Department has spent on rebranding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government since 19...

    • Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Housing and Communities, whether the changes announced on 22 June to the Homes for Ukraine scheme will preclude children...

      Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2022 to Question 17152 on Energy: Costs, how much and what proportion of the additional...

      Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council: Beach Huts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2022 to Question 22339 on Beach Huts: Property Transfer and with reference to his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the email correspondence of 10 March 2022 from the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2022 to Question 16928 on Right to Buy Scheme, what assessment he has made of the...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to reopen the Building Safety Fund for applications in 2022.

      Affordable Housing: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will commit to ensuring that all forms of affordable housing, including homes at Discount Market Sale, are granted...

      Levelling Up Fund: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will take steps to ensure that deprived areas of London are able to receive funding through the...

      EU Grants and Loans and UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what comparative assessment he has made of the amount of funding allocated to communities under the Shared Prosperity Fund...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on reducing smoking rates in areas of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Cybersecurity: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the commitment set out in the New Decade, New Approach document published in January 2020, what progress has been made in...

    • War Memorials Trust: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the commitment set out in the New Decade, New Approach document published in January 2020, what steps have been taken to...

      Overseas Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the commitments set out in the New Decade, New Approach document published in January 2020, what progress has been made in...

  • Treasury

    • New Businesses: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on increasing the level of annual investment...

    • Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC includes estimates of fraud and error in Research and Development tax credit claims in its calculation of the tax gap.

      Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the impact of profit shifting by multinational enterprises on the tax gap.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the impact of tax fraud on the tax gap.

      Joint Unit for Waste Crime: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2022 to Question 18815 on Joint Unit for Waste Crime and with reference to the report by the National Audit Office...

      National Security Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings of the National Security Council he has attended since April 2022.

      Government Departments: Audit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) criteria and (b) processes determine whether a matter is internally audited by Government or independently scrutinised by an independent body in...

      Financial Services: Forests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report of Global Witness entitled Cash Cow, published on 23 June 2022, what steps his Department plans to take to prevent UK...

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the total value of transactions in the UK debt market where the legal advice has been provided under Sponsor...

      Cooperatives and Mutual Societies: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of increasing annual...

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to cap standard variable mortgage rates for inactive lenders to protect people who cannot move their mortgages.

      Electric Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of newly converted electric vehicles having zero-rated road tax.

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees in each of the last five years.

      Electric Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce the Benefit-in-Kind tax rates that will be applicable for 2025-26 for electric vehicles.

      Fuels: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce the amount of taxation levied on fuels.

      National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met a representative of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers in person.

      Fuels: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits to consumers of extending the Rural Fuel Duty Relief scheme to (a) Ynys Môn constituency and (b)...

      Care Workers: Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the level of the mileage allowance relief granted to care workers.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people held electronic purchasing cards that allowed them to make purchases against her Department's budget as of 31...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to publish her Department’s expenditure over £500 using electronic purchasing cards for the...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to combat unsolicited and nuisance calls.

      Television Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people aged over 75 in a) Luton South b) East of England and c) England have been identified as not paying the TV...

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Advertising Standards Authority on when they plan to publish an...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to tackle recruitment agencies that unlawfully charge recruitment fees for people seeking roles...

    • Telephone Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to institute financial penalties against firms which fail to answer customers' telephone calls...

      Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what consultation he has undertaken on the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment)...

      Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with UKRI on the reintroduction of imperial measurements.

      Trade Union (Wales) Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 23 June 2022 on Business Update, Official Report, HCWS137, whether he has...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 59782 on Employment Tribunals Service, when he plans to...

      Companies: Environment Protection and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require companies to...

      Fertility and Miscarriage: Employment and Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will strengthen healthcare and workplace support for women and partners affected by pregnancy loss and other...

      Advertising: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what sanctions Trading Standards can impose on advertisers referred to them by the Advertising Standards Agency for...

      Fuel Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce a temporary price cap on the price of (a) domestic heating oil and (b) liquified natural gas for...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to support the expansion of the offshore wind industry to the north Wales coast.

      Natural Gas: Ynys Môn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a grant for those on the Island of Anglesey who...

      Carbon Emissions and Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the (a) carbon footprint of the methane plasma process for producing hydrogen and (b)...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2022 to Question 16933 on Fuels: Prices, what estimate he has made of the proportion...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with the Welsh Government on the development of floating offshore wind projects.

      Renewable Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase investment in the development of (a) onshore and offshore wind, (b) tidal energy,...

      Radioactive Waste: Small Modular Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the volume of nuclear waste produced by small modular reactors; and what assessment he has...

      Hinkley Point B Power Station: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions officials in his Department have had since 24 February 2022 with representatives of EDF on a potential...

      Renewables Obligation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the announcement in the Energy Security Strategy in April 2022 to consider increasing the reduction...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Ukraine: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will take steps with the Secretary of State for defence to increase the (a) amount of support provided to...

    • Transcaucasus: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make it her policy to allocate additional resources to the United Nations Development Programme to...

      Finland and Sweden: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what role the UK is playing in facilitating the applications of Sweden and Finland to NATO.

      Lithuania: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what additional support the UK is providing to Lithuania in the context of Russia’s increasingly hostile...

      Greece: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what role the UK is playing in helping to resolve tensions between Greece and Turkey.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that holders of Gibraltar blue registration cards are not being...

      Montenegro: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had recent discussions with her Montenegrin counterpart on protecting that country from potential...

      Ukraine: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department is taking steps to support the Ukrainian armed forces with ensuring the safe return of any...

      Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to help secure the release of (a) Aiden Aslin and (b) Shaun Pinner.

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the efficacy of UK Government support for Nigerian policing and security...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the political situation in Nigeria.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in the context of the killing of church worshippers in the town of Owo, Ondo State on 5 June, what discussions she...

      Bangladesh and India: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support people in (a) Bangladesh and (b) India following the recent...

      Human Rights: Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when her Department plans to publish its 2021 Human Rights and Democracy Report.

      Aukus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the progress achieved with AUKUS counterparts on improving joint security.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will condemn (a) forced evictions of Palestinians and (b) demolitions of Palestinian houses in the Occupied...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

      British Nationals Abroad: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 28 April 2022 to Question 157468 on British Nationals Abroad: Torture, if her...

      Melilla: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with her (a) Spanish and (b) Moroccan counterparts following the recent death of...

      Developing Countries: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for the prosecution of senior officers of...

      Diplomatic Service: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating an augmentation force consisting of...

      British Nationals Abroad: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2022 to Question 157467 on British Nationals Abroad: Torture, what the findings...

      Ahmad Manasra

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to the Israeli Government on behalf of Ahmad Manasra.

      Bangladesh: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in Bangladesh on the floods from the river Brahmaputra in...

      Developing Countries: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help tackle the criminalisation of same-sex relationships in Commonwealth...

      Developing Countries: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to her Department’s International Development Strategy, what plans she has to work with local...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much her Department spent on external consultants in each of the last five years.

      Developing Countries: LGBT+ People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to provide support to LGBT+ community groups in (a) low- and (b)...

      Swaziland: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the (a) Trade Union Congress of Swaziland's...

      Alaa Abdel Fattah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many written requests her Department has made to the Egyptian authorities for consular access to the British...

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many meetings of the National Security Council she has attended since April 2022.

      Cuba: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Cuban counterpart on the imprisonment of Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to raise defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2028.

    • Army: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army personnel are currently enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme.

      Afghanistan: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of violent extremism in Afghanistan since the fall of Kabul in August 2021 and (b) change in the level of...

      Estonia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK troops are deployed to Estonia as part of the UK's NATO contribution to the Enhanced Forward Presence as of 29 June 2022.

      Conflict Prevention: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to prevent climate conflict around the world.

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many electronic purchasing cards were held by people for the purposes of making purchases against his departmental budget as of 31 March 2022; and...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of purchases made by his Department via electronic purchasing cards were subject to assurance checks in 2021-22; and if he will make an...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many letters of correspondence he has sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on defence spending since 1 February 2022.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2022 to Question 18825 on Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Appeals, how much his Department has spent on the Armed...

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 22 March 2021, Official Report, column 639, if he will publish further details of the Army's restructuring.

      Agnes Wanjiru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2022 to Question 17870, on Agnes Wanjiru, (a) how many requests to undertake investigative actions the Royal Military...

      Air Force: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether the conclusion of Project Mosquito will impact Carrier Enabled Power Projection.

      Air Force: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to procure a Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA) following the cancellation of Project Mosquito.

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost per round is for (a) high explosive rounds, (b) anti-personnel rounds and (c) anti-aircraft rounds for the AJAX 40mm cannon.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected through-life costs are of the new synthetic training platform for the Royal Air Force, also known as Gladiator.

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made any decisions to purchase more E-7 Aircraft.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to purchase 12 further P-8 aircraft for the Royal Air Force.

      Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to reduce carbon emissions.

      Typhoon Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department calculates fatigue index for Typhoon aircraft; and at what accumulation of fatigue index are aircraft rendered unserviceable.

      Air Force: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of Project Mosquito as of 27 June 2022.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling parliamentarians to (a) discuss contracts with and (b) visit the facilities of defence...

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will announce the preferred bidder for the Fleet Solid Support Ship contract.

  • Cop26

    • Food Supply: International Cooperation

      To ask the President of COP26, if he will hold discussions with his international counterparts on the potential merits of prioritising discussion of food sustainability at COP27.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Department’s inward investment results published on 28 June 2022, how many of the (a) 47,784 new jobs created in...

    • Foreign Investment in UK: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her Department’s inward investment results published on 28 June 2022, how many of the (a) 1,131 involved FDI projects...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her Department’s inward investment results published on 28 June 2022, how many of the (a) 16,174 jobs safeguarded in...

      Trade Agreements: Free Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress her Department has made on achieving its aim of covering 80 per cent of the UK's external trade by trading with countries with...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare during the Ministerial Statement on Steel Safeguards on 29...

      Exports: Bolton South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many businesses her Department has supported to increase exports in Bolton South East constituency since July 2016.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Public Sector: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she plans to bring a commencement order for Section 1 Public Sector Duty on Socio-economic Inequalities of the Equality Act 2010; and if she...

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of an increase in regulated per passenger charges at Heathrow airport for the H7 period on the...

    • Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will release Outline Business Case funding to enable Network Rail and Midlands Connect to progress the Coventry-Leicester-Nottingham rail...

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of reinstating a rail link between Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham on (a) economic...

      High Speed 2 Line: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many jobs will be created by HS2 in (a) Northwich, (b) Cheshire and (c) the North of England.

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to help the cruise industry recover following the covid-19 pandemic.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of a gateway test for carbon emissions to ensure that future transport schemes, with...

      Shipping: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to take steps to apply lessons learned from his Department's review of the maritime sector following the actions of P&O Ferries...

      Travel: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help increase the public's confidence in domestic and international travel for business in the context of recent disruption...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an estimate of the number of residential properties in London that have access to a private driveway or garage that could...

      Bus Services: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in bus passenger volumes in England.

      Bus Services and Rapid Transit Systems: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to extend additional covid-19 bus and light rail funding after October 2022.

      Protective Clothing: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials in his Department are employed to oversee the storage of personal protective equipment (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.

      National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers: Industrial Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times he or officials in his Department met representatives of (a) Network Rail and (b) train operating companies to discuss the RMT Union's...

      Train Operating Companies: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the dispute handling plans agreed with train operating companies.

      Railways: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Passenger Service Contracts will place a cap on increases to executive pay and bonuses of the (a) the train operator and (b) owning company.

      P&O Ferries: Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on removing P&O Ferries' (a) Cypriot, (b) Bahamas and (c) Bermudan registered...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the paper by the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester entitled Decarbonising Shipping, published in June 2022, if he will...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the International Council on Clean Transportation's working paper entitled...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of electric vehicle owners in London without access to a private charging point.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) which electric vehicle charge point operators have received central Government funding via the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles since January...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Government funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles has been allocated (a) directly and (b) indirectly via local authorities to...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on delivering contactless pay-as-you-go ticketing commuter networks in the (a) Midlands and (b) north of England.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Business Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the budget for the UK Shipping Concierge service is in the 2022-23 financial year.

      Tonnage Tax: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of qualifying ships in the Tonnage Tax scheme are registered on the (a) Cypriot, (b) Bahamas, (c) Isle of Man, (d)...

      P&O Ferries: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the return of furlough funding paid to P&O Ferries Limited in 2020.

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent bi-lateral discussions with his counterparts in (a) France, (b) Belgium, (c) Ireland, (d) Spain, (e) Denmark and (f) Germany...

      National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers: Industrial Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much budget his Department has allocated for absorbing risk associated with lost revenue as a result of the recent industrial action by members of...

      Rail Delivery Group: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the National Rail Contracts place a limit on increases to executive pay and bonuses of the (a) train operator and (b) owning company.

      Network Rail and Train Operating Companies: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what budget his Department has allocated for funding redundancy payments at (a) Network Rail and (b) Train Operating Companies.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of likely trends in the number of national rail passengers for the following (a) six and (b) 12 months.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to increase the size of student loans in line with the rate of inflation.

    • Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate provision of social care services for children and young people with disabilities and their families.

      Universities: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of removing the London weighting element of the Strategic Priorities Grant on London...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure that children from families in receipt of Universal Credit receive free school meals.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent representations submitted to his Department by the Association of Colleges...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his targets are for the number of t-level placements by subject available in academic years (a) 2022-23, (b) 2023-24 and (c) 2024-25.

      Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the independent assessors that were commissioned by his Department to evaluate qualifications that overlap with T-Levels in waves one and two (a)...

      Overseas Students: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help support Ukrainian refugees who started a university course in Ukraine to complete their studies in the UK.

      Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of overseas university students resident in the UK who have not paid full fees in each of the last...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Christianity: Oppression

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church Commissioners have had with Christians Against Poverty on protecting Christians...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Package Holidays: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to bring forward legislation to stop holiday firms promoting experiences with Asian elephants to tourists.

    • Game: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there is a quarantine period required for gamebird hatching eggs arriving in the UK from France.

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to give City Hall more power over air quality policy in London.

      Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many noise (a) abatement notices and (b) warning notices have been issued in England in each of the last five years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will respond to the letters in the Veterinary Record written by Mr Langton and co-authors, on 1 April and 20 May,...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure an adequate food supply in the context of potential shortages.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of making 40,000 visas available for seasonal workers on the labour...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on promoting seasonal agricultural work...

      Pets: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings he has had in 2022 with his EU counterparts on making it easier for British citizens to travel to and...

      Dogs: Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the reported increase in unregulated canine...

      Livestock: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the finding of the Livestock Worrying Police Working Group that in 89 per cent of attacks on livestock in...

      Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contraventions of illegal storage of waste have been identified in nitrate vulnerable zones in each of the last...

      Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: Manure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions there have been for the illegal storage of manure waste in nitrate vulnerable zones in each of the...

      Droughts and Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the UK's resilience to drought; and what steps he is taking to help (a) ensure that...

      Waste Disposal: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2022 to Question 18812 on Joint Unit for Waste Crime, how many and what proportion of...

      Joint Unit for Waste Crime: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2022 to Question 18814 on Joint Unit for Waste Crime: Staff, what are the roles of the 14...

  • Attorney General

    • Government Legal Department

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June to Question 7940 on Government Legal Department, when she intends to publish the updated Legal Risk Guidance for lawyers in government.

  • Wales Office

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probation: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications there were to (a) the PQiP scheme and (b) vacancies for prison officers in the last 12 months.

    • Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours a prison officer is permitted to spend on training each year.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average custodial sentence length is for a prisoner convicted of a knife crime.

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people held electronic purchasing cards that allowed them to make purchases against his Department's budget as of 31 March 2022.

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish his Department’s expenditure over £500 using electronic purchasing cards for the financial year 2021-22.

      Legal Opinion: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will investigate the risk of a legal and best advice conflict of interest arising in cases where one party to a transaction both (a)...

      Prisoners' Release: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 82217 on Prisoners' Release: Wales, how many prison leavers in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 had an...

      Community Orders: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what Community Payback projects have been completed in Easington constituency in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's plan to open a new regional office in Ipswich, announced on 1 February 2022, when he expects that new office to open,...

      Prisoners' Release: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison leavers in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 had an origin address in Wales, by prison establishment.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Appointments: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to help ensure that people appointed to public bodies reflect the diversity of the UK.

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the impact of its plans to pause civil service fast-stream recruitment on (a) organisational effectiveness...

      Civil Service Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has plans to make (a) leadership and (b) administrative roles in the Civil Service Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Network paid positions.

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of workers on zero hour contracts in the UK.

      Military Aid: Ukraine

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2022 to Question 23221, on Ukraine: Military Aid, how many meetings of the National Security Council have taken place...

      Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the report by Sir Robert Francis QC on Compensation and Redress for the Victims of Infected Blood - Recommendations for a Framework,...

      Veterans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to help support the (a) education, (b) housing and (c) health needs of veterans.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Property Sustainability Board’s terms of reference.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have brought claims against the Government for negligence in relation to contaminated Factor VIII blood products since the Government first...

    • Medicine: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the reduction in the number of university applications to study medicine including dentistry; and what plans they...

      Health Services and Social Services: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to use the Everyday Discrimination Scale as recommended in the Review of Health and Social Care Leadership published on 8 June; and if so, what...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 17 May (HL71), what is the average rate of staff turnover within the Coronavirus Test Device Approval team...

      Evusheld

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent reported increase in COVID-19 infections, what plans they have to expedite the procurement of Evusheld.

      Evusheld

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the approval of Evusheld by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on 17 March, when they plan to announce their policy on the...

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent recruiting nurses from overseas on accommodation, flights, quarantine and administration, excluding salaries, in the most recent year for which...

  • Department for Education

    • Arts: Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of budget cuts on access to Higher Education arts courses on (1) the UK's economy, and (2) those from (a) lower...

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow use of the meal voucher scheme during the summer holidays.

      Technology: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with (1) universities, and (2) businesses, in the fields of (a) the metaverse, (b) blockchain technologies, (c)...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Food Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will work with international partners to provide food supply guarantees to developing countries at risk of food shortages as a result of global...

    • Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Russian military has (1) attacked civilians in Ukraine indiscriminately, and (2) attacked hospitals,...

      Russia: International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with prosecutors at the International Criminal Court at The Hague regarding (1) investigations, and (2) potential prosecutions,...

      British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken towards the introduction of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

      Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Bahrain to ensure that prisoners receive treatment for tuberculosis; and what assessment they...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Rwanda’s current military involvement in the fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo...

      Madagascar: Rio Tinto Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to call on Rio Tinto to pay compensation to local people affected by the escape of (1) toxic uranium, and (2) lead, pollution from...

      Nigeria: Human Rights and Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 25 May (HL513), what were the outcomes of the discussions between the Minister for Africa...

      Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 25 May (HL513), what assessment they have now made of the effectiveness of talks between...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Australia: Navy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to train Australian naval officers in the Royal Navy nuclear programme, in a similar way to the US Navy with the Australia–US Submarine...

    • Australia: Navy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to train Australian naval officers in the Royal Navy nuclear programme in a similar way to the US Navy with their Australia–U.S....

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Harrogate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 28 April (HL7970) and the subsequent correspondence on 11 May, out of the 80 people invited to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bread and Flour: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the issues raised by the Real Bread Campaign in their submission to DEFRA, published in September 2021, ahead of the first meeting of the Bread and Flour...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they will use to assess whether an asylum seeker will be appropriate to accommodate in (1) the proposed reception centre at RAF Linton, and (2) any...

    • Refugees: Electronic Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they will use to determine which refugees will be electronically tagged and which will not.

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what healthcare facilities will be provided at (1) RAF Linton, and (2) other large-scale reception centres for asylum seekers; and whether the centres will be...

      Asylum: Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the full cost of chartering the flight to transport asylum claimants from the UK to Rwanda under the terms of the UK–Rwanda Migration and Economic...

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what forms of contract they propose for the providers of services at (1) the RAF Linton reception centre for asylum seekers, and (2) other large scale reception...

      Overseas Students: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow overseas students to have the right to access paid work placements in the UK, of up to six months, under the Short-term...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Refugees: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that some Ukrainian refugee families have not been accommodated successfully on arrival in England; and what steps...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Dahua Technology and Hikvision

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which government departments have banned the use of (1) Hikvision, and (2) Dahua Technology, surveillance equipment from their offices; and what plans they have...

    • Kate Josephs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord True on 16 June (HL736 and HL840), what specific investigation processes are being referred to; who is carrying...

  • Treasury

    • Customs: Dover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of acquiring the land for the Dover Inland Border Facility; and what has been the cost of (1) preparatory works undertaken so far to the site,...

    • Manufacturing Industries: Business Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce business rates for UK manufacturers over the next 12 months.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the White Paper on the future of football governance, which is due to be published this summer, will include a detailed strategy on how to improve equality...

  • Women and Equalities

    • UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 20 June (HL780) and 23 June (HL1082), what were the range of factors taken into account when...

    • Hire Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of car hire companies refusing to lease vehicles to individuals based solely on their age; and what steps they will...

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